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Classes & Training

New class sessions begin in May 2018.

New contact obstacles for Agility Just for Fun and Beginning Agility classes! UKC obstacles, including the “sway bridge”, will be added to our classes. More fun!!! To register for classes contact us through this site and you will receive a registration form and information letter. 

 Class Type Codes: OB = Obedience | AG = Agility | CO = Conformation | SP = Specialty | FR = Freestyle | RA = Rally

Time  Type Class Name & Description Instructor Price
11 am OB Beginning Obedience. Starts May 21st. 8 week course. Positive training but from a leadership stand with no nonsense.  Comprehensive one-on-one attention to address your particular needs. Jean Claude Tamba $100
12:15pm OB Advanced Obedience. Starts May 21st. 8 week course. Positive training but from a leadership stand with no nonsense. Tighter compliance and no room for sloppiness! Off leash work. Jean Claude Tamba $100
5 pm AG Intermediate Agility. Starts June 18. 4 week class. Full competition class. Class will meet June 18, July 2, July 16 and July 30. Andrea Boucher $60
6 pm OB Beginning Obedience. Starts June 18. 6 week course. The perfect beginners class.  Lots of positive reinforcement. Kathryn Snyder $80
6:15pm AG Intermediate Agility. Starts Mar 26th. 8 week course. Full competition class. Andrea Boucher $120
7 pm OB

Advanced Obedience. Starts June 18. 6 week course. Reliability is the key here.  Class includes exercises needed to take the CGC test offered the last night of class at 8:30pm. Non-class members can call WMD to schedule.

Kathryn Snyder $80
7:30pm AG Advanced Agility. Starts Mar 26th. 8 week course. Full competition class at the Masters Level. Andrea Boucher $120
7:30pm SP Barn Hunt. Ongoing class. 4 week class. Pre-requisite is Introduction to Rat or participation in a trial. 4 students per class. All levels. Email ehizer2@aol.com to register. Ellen Hizer $60
Time Type Class Name & Description Instructor Price
1 pm AG Advanced Agility. Starts May 22nd. 8 Week course.  Full competition agility class at the Masters Level. Email ehizer2@aol.com to register for this class. Ellen Hizer $120
2 pm AG Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Agility. Starts May 22nd. 8 week course. Pre-requisite is Beginner Agility. Email ehizer2@aol.com to register. Ellen Hizer $120
5 pm AG Advanced Handling. Starts May 15th. 8 week course.  Full competition class. Kim Langley $120
6 pm OB Beginning Obedience. Starts May 22nd. 8 week course. A JC Dog Training Class. Heeling, sit stays, downs, focus. Positive reinforcement with strong leadership. One-on-one attention during class. Jean Claude Tamba $100
6:15pm AG Intermediate Agility. Starts May 15th. 8 week course. Full beginning competition class. Correct competition handling skills, obstacles and weaves. Kim Langley $120
7 pm CO Conformation with Clare! Drop in class. Clare Lodenstein $10
7 pm OB Intermediate Obedience. Starts May 22nd. 8 week course. Absolute reliability for the sit-stay off lead and at a distance with distractions. Reliability for the come, long distance and distractions. Jean Claude Tamba $100
7:30pm AG Beginner/Advanced Agility. Starts May 15th. 8 week course. The step above Agility Just for Fun targeting those who want to challenge their dog or are thinking of competition. Kim Langley $120
8 pm OB Advanced Obedience. Starts May 22nd. 8 week course.  Seriously advanced class from JC Dog Training. Very tight compliance. Off leash work. Jean Claude Tamba $120
Time  Type Class Name Instructor Price
10 am OB Manners. Drop-in class. Designed to help you with particular hurdles you are having with your dog. Provides floor space and practice under the supervision of Kathryn Snyder. Kathryn Snyder $10.00
3:30pm AG Advanced Agility. Starts May 30th. 8 week course. For those already competing in Agility. Masters level handling and dog skills. Pat Parker $120.00
5:30pm AG Advanced Beginning Agility. Starts May 30th. 8 week course.  Extension of the Beginner Class.  More refinement of obstacle skills and more handling options. Pat Parker $120.00
6 pm SP Barn Hunt. Ongoing 4 week class. Pre-requisite is Introduction to Rat or participation in a trial. 4 students per class. All levels. Email ehizer2@aol.com to register. Ellen Hizer $60.00
6 pm OB Competitive Foundation.  Ongoing class. The Third Way of dog training, by Chris Bach, will give you the tools you need whether your goal is Competitive Obedience, Rally, Agility and Tracking. Jodi Brunson $80.00
6:45pm AG Intermediate Agility. Starts May 30th. 8 week course. Extension from Advanced Beginner class. Should know all obstacles. Continued work with handling. Pat Parker $120.00
7 pm SP Barn Hunt. Ongoing 4 week class. Pre-requisite is Introduction to Rat or participation in a trial. 4 students per class. All levels. Email ehizer2@aol.com to register. Ellen Hizer $60.00
8 pm OB Puppy Manners. Starts May 9th. 8 week course. Fun and games foundation class to move you and your puppy toward obedience or agility work. Rave reviews on this class.  Pat Parker $100.00
8 pm AG Intermediate Agility. Starts May 23rd. 8 week course. Pre-requisite is Advanced Beginner Agility. Email ehizer2@aol.com to register  Ellen Hizer $120.00
Time Type Class Name Instructor Price
12:15pm AG Beginning Agility. Starts May 31st. 8 week course.  Learn beginning agility obstacles and handling a short course.  Focus is on fun with your dog. Pat Parker $120.00
1:30pm AG Beginning Agility. Starts May 31st. 8 week course.  Learn beginning agility obstacles and handling a short course.  Focus is on fun with your dog. Pat Parker $120.00
2:45pm OB Puppy Manners. Starts May 3rd. 8 week course. Fun and games foundation class to move you and your puppy toward obedience or agility work.  Rave reviews on this class. Pat Parker $100.00
5:30pm AG Beginning Agility. Starts May 31st. 8 week course. Learn beginning agility obstacles and handling a short course. Focus is on fun with your dog. Pat Parker $120.00
6 pm OB Advanced Novice. Ongoing Class. 6 week course. Pre-requisite Competitive Foundation Class.  Class uses The Third Way to prepare you to compete in AKC/UKC Obedience. Jodi Brunson $80.00
6 pm AG Advanced Beginner Agility. Starts May 24th. 8 week course. Pre-requisite Beginner Agility. Email ehizer2@aol.com to register. Ellen Hizer $120.00
7 pm AG Advanced Agility. Starts May 24th. 8 week course. Pre-requisite Intermediate Agility.  Email ehizer2@aol.com to register. Ellen Hizer $120.00
8 pm AG Agility Just For Fun. Starts May 3rd. 6 week class. Try agility to see if you and your dog like it. Lowered obstacles and fun games!  There is jumping so dogs must be at least 10 months old. Karen Oliver $90.00
8 pm SP Nosework: Beyond Birch and Boxes. Starts May 3rd. 3 week class. The sport of Nosework takes place inside, outside, on vehicles, in different containers and even searching for the handler’s scent. Come learn more about this great sport, how scent travels and how you and your dog can have fun using their number one sense. If you missed the Introduction to Nosework Class, contact Paula at dogblessedllc@gmail.com or call 616.430.0297 for a private lesson to get you started. Paula Smith $45.00
Time Type Class Name Instructor Price
6 pm OB Open Floor Obedience Proofing. Ongoing class. Open practice sometimes set against Flyball classes. Note that floor space is not available on nights of a trial. Drop In $10.00
6:30pm SP Competitive Flyball. Starts Mar 23rd. 6 week course. For advanced dogs and handlers prepping for tourney debuts and fine tuning for competitive team racing. Dogs must have completed 3 Advanced Beginning classes or have permission from instructor. Class meets the following Fridays: Mar 23rd, April 6th, 20th, 27th, May 4th and 18th. Rosalyn Russell $80.00

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